Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises Film Teaser Aired
posted on by Egan Loo
NTV's every. program aired a teaser for director Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises (Kaze ga Tachinu) film on Monday. Miyazaki said that this is the first time that he cried for one of his films:
Ghibli and its film distributor Toho held a press conference to mark the completion of the film. The trailer features the music of mandolinist Tadashi Aoyama with his son Ryo Aoyama on alto balalaika:
Evangelion director Hideaki Anno is playing the main character Horikoshi alongside the other cast members:
Former idol Miori Takimoto as Naoko Satomi
Hidetoshi Nishijima as Honjō
Masahiko Nishimura as Kurokawa
Steve Alpert as Kastrup
Morio Kazama as Satomi
Keiko Takeshita as Jirō's Mother
Mirai Jita as Kayo Horikoshi
Jun Kunimura as Hattori
Shinobu Ōtake as Kurokawa's Wife
Mansai Nomura as Caproni
In February 2009, Miyazaki launched a two-part manga mini-series called "Kaze Tachinu" that focuses on Jirō Horikoshi, the designer of Japan's famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. Author Tatsuo Hori also wrote a novel called Kaze Tachinu, and the film's tagline on the poster references both real-life figures and paraphrases Hori's book: "Show respect for Jiro Horikoshi and Tatsuo Hori. We must try to live." (Hori himself was reportedly quoting Paul Valéry's "Le cimetière marin" or "The Graveyard By The Sea" poem, which read, "Le vent se lève! . . . il faut tenter de vivre!" or "The wind is rising! . . . We must try to live!")
Toho had planned to release another anime film from Ghibli, Isao Takahata's Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), on the same day as The Wind Rises. However, Toho announced in February that it delayed Takahata's film until this fall.
Singer and songwriter Yumi Matsutoya will perform the song “Hikōki Gumo” (Airplane Cloud) as a theme song for the film. She also composed the song when she was 16 years old.
The Wind Rises will premiere in Japan on July 20.
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